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Community Invited to Open House for North Oaks Medical Center Expansion

The community is invited to an open house on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m. to showcase the new 5-story wing of North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond before it opens for patient care.

Attendees will see firsthand how North Oaks is taking health care in a new direction with more privacy, the latest technology and expert staff. Following a ribbon cutting program, guests will be invited to take guided tours and meet hospital team members. Free health screenings, refreshments, door prize drawings and family friendly holiday activities also will be offered.

The new wing houses 95 additional private rooms and will take the hospital to 330 total patient beds. It also features fourteen high-tech operating suites, eleven additional same day surgery beds, a surgical intensive care unit and a customized orthopedic and neurosurgery floor complete with a rehabilitation gym.

"These enhancements are making way for the growing number of North Oaks surgeons providing care in the region and the advanced, complex procedures they perform," affirms James E. Cathey Jr., President/Chief Executive Officer of North Oaks Health System.

North Oaks Medical Center is located at 15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond. For more information, call North Oaks Corporate Communications at (985) 230-6647.